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Karen Harris

Karen Harris

Writer

Karen left the world of academic, quitting her job as a college professor to write full-time. She spends her days with her firefighter husband and four daughters on a hobby farm with an assortment of animals, including a goat named Atticus, a turkey named Gravy, and a chicken named Chickaletta.

Navajo Code Talkers Ensured a WWII Victory

December 11, 2018

A two-man team of Navajo code talkers attached to a Marine regiment in the Pacific rel...

The Real Story of the Star Spangled Banner

December 10, 2018

Patrons walk among the canons and an American flag flown at Fort McHenry in Baltimore,...

Drake’s Plate: A Fabricated Artifact and the Story of a...

December 7, 2018

Francis Drake sailed his ship Golden Hind into history, 1578, by Cor...

The Kraken: Norse Legend or Recently-Discovered Creatur...

December 5, 2018

Circa 1650, A kraken attacking a ship. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty ...

Why History Should Remember the Name, David Rittenhouse

December 4, 2018

American astronomer David Rittenhouse (circa 1775). (Photo by MPI/Getty I...

Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Famous Daughter, Rose Wilder Lan...

December 3, 2018

Baby Rose...Melissa Gilbert as Laura Elizabeth Ingalls Wilder, Miche...

What You Didn’t Know About Dolley Madison

November 30, 2018

Dolley Madison, wife of US president James Madison rescues a portrait of George Washi...

Peabody Ducks: How a Drunken Prank Turned into a Charmi...

November 29, 2018

Duck March on the fountain at The Peabody. (Photo by: Jeffrey Greenber...

Celebrities Who Died In Skiing Accidents

November 28, 2018

Silhouetted skier in action. Gary M. Prior/ALLSPORT/GettyImages Making the most of wint...

We Still Remember These Hit Songs of the 1910s

November 27, 2018

Portrait, from above, of American musician and composer Irving Berlin as he plays ...

A Palace Made of Corn…Only in America

November 26, 2018

Originally built in 1892 and modified several times, the Corn Palace, which doubles as an...

The Mysterious Disappearance of Aaron Burr’s Daughter, ...

November 24, 2018

People today may only know her name from the song, “Dear Theodosia...

Crazy Legs Ray Bolger

November 23, 2018

Dancer Ray Bolger doing the splits while performing a soft shoe dance on stage during Edgar Bergen's Gay '9...

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Through The Years

November 22, 2018

Tom Turkey, just one of the stars of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. (Phot...

When Phrenology was a Legit Science

November 20, 2018

In the early 19th century, peaking between 1810 and 1840, the science of phrenology was con...

Lightning Doesn’t Strike Twice…It Strikes Seven Times!

November 19, 2018

Cloud to cloud lightning. (Photo by Education Images/UIG via Getty Ima...

Minnie Freeman: Hero of the Frontier Schoolhouse

November 16, 2018

A scene from TV’s “Little House on the Prairie” was inspired by Minnie Freeman a...

How Did One Man Build The Coral Castle Alone?

November 15, 2018

Coral Castle (Photo by Hoberman Collection/UIG via Getty Images) In Florida’s Miam...

Tragic Disasters of Space Exploration

November 14, 2018

The shuttle Challenger rises on a pillar of flame on January 28, 1986 just moments before e...

Does Thor’s Well Drain The Pacific Ocean?

November 13, 2018

Thanks in part to hunky Chris Hemsworth, most people are familiar with the Norse my...

The Double Survival Miracle of Juliane Koepcke

November 12, 2018

On Christmas Eve, 1971, an airplane departing from Lima, Peru, was struck by lig...

Was Edith Bolling Wilson Our First Female President?

November 9, 2018

Getty Images When Woodrow Wilson, the 28th President of the United States, ...

The Strange and Tragic Love Life of Georgia O’Keeffe

November 8, 2018

American artist Georgia O'Keeffe (1887 - 1986) stands at an easel outdoors...

The Gentleman Train Robber: The Outlaw With Etiquette

November 7, 2018

(Getty Images) Wild West bandits have a reputation for being ruthless and ...

Did Ancient Man See Dinosaurs? These Carvings and Artif...

November 6, 2018

A carved relief of what is believed to be a Stegosaurus dinosaur at th...

Who Invented the Magnetic Compass?

November 5, 2018

A compass, by PHIL CARRICK (Photo by Fairfax Media via Getty Images) For ancient explorers, s...

The Real Story of Balto, Hero Dog of Alaska

November 2, 2018

The animated film, Balto, tells the true story of a heroic sled dog. Thanks in part ...

How Much Do You Know About the Mayflower?

November 1, 2018

Visitors of the Mayflower II in Plymouth. (Photo by Essdras M Suarez/The Boston Globe v...

Debunking the Myth of Houdini’s Death on Halloween, 192...

October 31, 2018

Always amazing and often mystifying, escape artist Harry Houdini’s...

Bela Lugosi’s Dracula

October 30, 2018

Bela Lugosi, as Dracula, about to claim a beautiful victim, played by Helen Chandler, in a scene from the...